Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 8, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta
The Lethbttdge Herald FOURTH SECTION Lethbridge, Alberla, Wednesday, November 8, 1972 Pages 43 to 52 PEACE TREATY COULD HAVE BEEN SIGNED ON NAPKIN OVER COFFEE Love thine enemy: war has no meaning for them Yaaqov llolliblilt. a young Israeli seriously wounded in Hie 19GJ Middle East war, is visit- ing tlie United Stales as a cor- respondent tor the Israeli news- paper Haarclz. lie filed Urn following story to liis news- paper. By YAAQOV ROTIIBLITT JERUSALEM (AP) it was another dull, routine meeting of the United Nations committee on racism, human rights and so forth. The Dutch delegate was grinding out his speech when, our man at the United Nations and our correspondent that is, I marched in and sal down. The bo'.-ed Costa Rican dele- gate cleaned his fingernails. Others were writing letters home. Within five minutes I was yawning. And then she came in. She was young and goodlook- Ing, wearing a red dress that exposed nice knees and long legs. She made her way to her desk and sat down near our correspondent, pulled out some papers and spread them out. I watched with great in- terest. The little name-plaque on her desk said: "The Aral) Republic of "Is that their representa- I asked, nudging our man. "Probably one of their sec- he said. "Do you mind if I make con- I asked. "Go said our man. "She's just a secretary. She won't talk to you." f tapped he" shoulder, she turned and smiled. HOW ABOUT COFFEE? "I'd like to talk to I said without getting into de- tails. "How about a cup of cof- fee in the She looked at me hesitantly end replied in the tone of a girl who has to finish hnmswc-k before going out (o play: "I'd like lo, but now its my turn to speak. In 15 minutes, The Dutch delegate finished his speech and my little girl in red took the floor. She sloped a litle and began in a shy, excited voice: "Mr. Chair- man, my government bla bia bla." I listened, enchanted. T h c oilier delegates went on writ- ing home while my girl went en reading from her papers ii fluent, Arabic-accented Eng- lish. She got around to Israel very fast and boy, did she let us have it. She compered us Israelis with every villain in history. She finished met my glance, and we stepped out- side. "What did you want to dis- shs asked. I replied. "Was that your first "My she giggled was I said. "Ab- solutely marvellous." BREAKS NEWS "What did you want to talk she asked. "It's very I said. "I'm an Israeli and I'd like very much to talk lo you." she asked, disbe- lievingly. But she accepted my invitation to coffee. On the way to the cafeteria she apologized for he? speech. She assured me she didn't mean all those terrible things, but that's how it is politics. We sat h the cafeteria of the delegates of the world two youngsters frorh the Middle East meeting at the United Nations. She asked me whether (here was any truth in her speech. I asked her how she joined the delegation. I have difficulty re- membering the questions and answers. We sat for an hour one of tht> most encouraging, enchant- ing hours I can remember.. Vi'c talked mostly politics, and, without anyone having to rcnder, degrade their honor or relinquish their principles. We could have signed a se- cure and durable peace on the napkin, if only it were up to More popular than ever You thought the car was dying? Wrong By JEIinr M. FLINT New York Times Service DETROIT Any reports about a demise of the automo- bile appear to be greatly ex- aggerated. It is not simply that Americans cannot do without their cars. The old love affair that seemed to be cooling of may be heating up again. Detroit's 1973 cars are selling well, and after only a month of new-model sales, the auto mak- ers are increasing production schedules, adding worke-s and predicting record sales. The American Motors Corpor- ation is trailing the other manufacturers. But in Ihe first 30 days of sales, of its cars were delivered, a 12 per cent gain over last year. The Chrysler Corporation sold 168, 000 in its first 30 days, a 22 per cent gain over last year. The Ford Motor Company and the General Motors Cor- poration have had troubles. They could not get their cars to dealers fast enough. Ford de- layed its 1973 production start because of problems with pol- lution testing, and GM workers have called short strikeseee against the industry's giant. As a result, GM's 30-day sales, cars, were only eight per cent ahead of last year, while Ford, with sales, showed a five per cent gain. Find 'pot' garden MAR DEL PLATA, Argentina (Heuter) Police found mari- juana plants growing in the flower beds of a square in front of Uie cathedral in this Atlantic cost resort city. Fifteen hip- pies, vho ran a nearby street market, .have been charged I with illegal possession of the' drug. Taken together, the four-com- pany sales performance is no one-month boom. In the calen- dar year 1972, buyers will drive home 9.2 million American cars and 1.4 million to 1.5 million more imports a record year and half a million cars batter than last year. For 1973, Detroit sees even more sales, perhaps as many as 9.9 million. The foreign-car makers were capturing better than one of six new-car sales in the United States a year ago. However, a combination of detroit's own email cars and the govern- ment's currency changes, which raised import prices, helped reduce the foreign share to one of seven sales. The imports, led by Volks- wagen of West Germany and Toyota and Dalsun of Japan, believe that they have slopped the decline and that import sales will resume the upward trend. Do Americans love their cars? A couple of years ago, it was fashionable, even here, to say that the nation's affec- tion for its automobiles was waning. Those who forecast the de- mise of the auto felt that it had spurred air pollution, drive-in architecture and junkyards, de- stroying the beauty of Amer- ica that it was unsafe, and that, by its very nature, had led to the destruction of the great ciies. DOMINATES Even if the criticisms are valid, the automobile still dom- inates the countryside. It brings Americans a mobility unmatch- ed in the world, an ability to go almost anywhere, almost any- time. The auto-caused air pollution is slowly being brought under control by cleaner burning en- Normal Prtclpltltlon Vancouvtr 5.0 Edmonton Ktgino Winniptp, 1.3 Toronto 4 Ottawa FALL MOVES IN Most of central Canada will havo below normal temperatures during the next 30 days ac- cording to Ihc United States woalher bureau. Oilier areas will havo near normal loadings with the exception of above normal temperatures in parts of British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Alberta, Precipitation will bo heavy in Ontario and Quebec, moderate in the and central Canada and light in the West. The forecast is nol specific and changes may occur. gines. And the car makers may be paying as much attention to safety as to styling. The buy- ers are responding. Smaller luxury cars are be- ing tested, cars with the room, opulence and price of today's model but with the han- dling of Europe's road vehicles for the cottage owner at p being readied for produc- tion. There is probably no repair- ing any damage that the car has done lo the cities. Four- fifths of the nation's workers ride in automobiles to the job, and in 30 per cent of the na- tion's households there is more than one automobile. New jobs and new factories, according lo census figures, are in the sub- burbs, which are reachable mostly by a car. Because of pressure from Rclph Nader and the federal government, the car makers have changed their product. They still think new styling sells cars, but each auto maker is working to design parts that can be more easily repaired and to get the dealers to deal more kindly with the owner in trouble. With the 1973's, for Ihe first time, the bumper is made to bump. This should hold down sheetmetal damage in low- i speed accidents. Every car will also have beefed-up sides for collision protection. MEMORY IMPROVED BY COLD TORONTO (CP) A Univer- sity of Toronto psychologist snys he has discovered that bee- tles' memories improve in colder temperatures. For years, Tom Alloway lias been studying insects' ability lo learn and memorize in an Erin- dale College laboratory, and he has recently directed bis efforts toward the common g-ain bee- tle. Mr. Alloway trains them in a T-shaped maze which Ihcy run through lo escape a bright light beam beating down on them. He has found that after the beetles take the correct exit six times in a row, they have been trained lo remember the path. H o w eve r, the psychologist said the beetles will forget what they have learned after spend- ing five days in room temncra- turc. If they're kept at ator temperatures for !0 days, they remember "almost per- fectly." Mr. Alloway said he holieves Iho explanation lies in Ihc fact that cold temperatures put the in.vecls in a dormant state. He feels memory is transferred lo a permanent storage system from a temporary storage sys- tem during this period. "What goes on in man may be similar lo what goes on in in- sects." Mr. Alloway said, add- ing if scipnlists knew what hap- pens at the hiochcnvcal level when learning occurs, it may he possible to determine what goes wrong when disorders .such as menial illncis occur. WIN SOME I'AltlS (API -At the French mini, you make a liltle here and lose a lilllp thi'ro. 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